And Baby Makes Two…Addressing Sibling Rivalry

The arrival of a new baby can create feelings of jealousy and resentment in your older child, sometimes even before the new baby is born. While you, your family, and friends fawn over your new arrival, your older child can begin to feel left out, lonely and even angry. These feelings of sibling rivalry can lead to your older child acting out for the attention that he feels he is missing.

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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm  

Should you consider getting a screening for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? Yes you should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aortic aneurysms or aortic dissections (tears) were the cause of 9,904 deaths in 2019. If an aneurysm ruptures, it’s very unlikely that the person will survive long enough to have it repaired.

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Cherry Vanilla Frappe

Hot days. Cool drinks. This cherry vanilla frappe is healthy and easy. Try replacing the cherries with mango, strawberries, or blackberries.

(Serves 2)

Cherry Vanilla Frappe Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen, pitted sweet cherries
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt
  • Ice

Directions

Freezing fruit before blending lets you skip ice cubes. If using fresh, pitted cherries, add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of ice.

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3 Lesser-Known Menopause Symptoms

Most of us are familiar with the primary symptoms of menopause — hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes and slowing metabolism. But there are other lesser-known menopause symptoms we may experience as our ovaries produce waning supplies of progesterone and estrogen, including insomnia, a metallic taste in your mouth, and body odor. Read on for tips on how to deal with them.

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How to Support Someone With Diabetes

If someone in your life has diabetes, you know how hard it can be to manage, especially after first getting the diagnosis. You want to support your loved one as they work toward learning about diabetes and controlling their disease.

But it’s important to make sure the help you’re offering is help they want and need. Well-intentioned advice and reminders about diet and exercise may have a negative impact on their behavior and self-image, as well as on your relationship.

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Empowering Women to Make Preventive Health a Priority

Most women* are caregivers, yet they often don’t make caring for their own physical and mental health a priority. Lives get busy, whether it’s with work, school or taking care of others. We want to encourage women to adopt positive health habits aimed at improving their well-being. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, which kicks off each year on Mother’s Day, we hope you’ll take at least one of these steps for a healthier you.

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Treatment for Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common and most serious heart valve disease. AS is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. The valve flaps may become stiff and can’t move easily or open fully. This makes it more difficult for the heart to push blood through the aortic valve to your body. Find out the causes and treatments available.

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